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Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72

Tony Auth

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.

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Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

Simone Battle

The death of girl group singer Simone Battle was ruled a suicide by hanging, authorities said Sunday.

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Chicago actress dies after being struck by tree

Molly Glynn

Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series “Chicago Fire,” has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.

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Mark Gil’s thespic legacy lives on

GIL. Embodied the best attributes of one of local show biz’s most gifted families.

We join Mark Gil’s family, friends and fans in mourning his demise at only 52 years old. In our view, he was one of the best actors in the land, aside from being a good and kind person and a great looker who embodied the best attributes of one of local show biz’s most gifted families, the exceptional Eigenmanns.

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US comic Joan Rivers dies–family

PIONEERING, LEGENDARY, ICONIC Joan Rivers, stand-up comic and TV host, died on Thursday.

Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in hospital in New York on Thursday. She was 81.

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